Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some July news...:)

As I wrote in my previous post, the kids are staying in Karlovo this month, because hubby and I still have to work in Sofia... We're enjoying our time as a couple, but we also miss the kids a lot, so we're taking them home to Plovdiv with us every weekend... And the past two weekends we also took along the puppy which my mother-in-law had taken for the kids...:) 

By the way, the puppy was originally named Vicky, but then her name was changed to Theodora /Minnie chose it, because it means 'a gift from God' in Greek:)/, or Teddy for short...:) As for the kitty my brother-in-law surprised the kids with, his/her name was changed from Alex to Tommy II /it was Vanyo's idea, because the previous cat of my in-laws, Tommy, had escaped.../.

Anyway, when we took Teddy with us to Plovdiv, I was afraid that she would cause us a lot of problems, but luckily I was absolutely wrong...:) She turned out to be such a nice, well-behaved and intelligent little creature, that I became fond of her in no time...:)

Last Sunday /July 22nd/ hubby and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We didn't do anything huge, just spent a quiet day with our dear kids...:) We had yummy homemade pizza for lunch and in the evening, after dropping the kids and puppy off to Karlovo, hubby and I sat for a cup of coffee at 'Happy Bar and Grill'.:)

Now that the children are on holidays, we can see a lot of movies during the weekends.:) Here is the list of what we have seen so far in July: 'Dirty Dancing' /hubby and I wanted to share some of our favourite movies with Minnie, so this is what we chose first - one of the best movies ever:)/, 'Some Kind of Wonderful' /another one of my all-time favourites... When I was a teen, I saw it more than 10 times at the cinema...:)/, 'A Thousand Words' /this movie turned out to be much better than I expected... There were some funny moments, but it also delivered some important messages to the audience...;)/, 'Lockout' /nothing special...:(/, 'American Reunion' /definitely not as funny as the first American Pie movie, but much better than the other ones...;)/, 'X-Men: First Class' /great entertainment...:) But I missed Wolverine...:(/, 'Soldiers of Fortune' /such a silly movie...:( Comparing it to 'The Expendables' is quite an exaggeration...:(/ and 'The Three Musketeers' /I didn't have high expectations, so I wasn't much disappointed...;)/.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some June news...:)

Vanyo spent the first two weeks of June in Karlovo with my in-laws and he really enjoyed his time there.:) My brother-in-law had brought a kitty just a day before Vanyo arrived, so needless to say, my son was thrilled with the surprise.:) The kids named the kitty Alex.:) 

Minnie was still at school the whole month of June, so she had to stay with us in Sofia... But we all missed Vanyo very much, so we used to take him to Plovdiv with us every weekend.:)

After the two weeks in Karlovo with my in-laws, Vanyo spent a week with my parents in Plovdiv and once again he had a very nice time and got totally spoilt...:) And the last week of June he stayed with us in Sofia again as he was invited to the birthday party of one his classmates /a girl:)/...:) The party was on June 29th /Friday/ and he has had a great time there!!!:)

June 29th was also Minnie's last day at school.:) And for a 9th year in a row she got excellent '6' /the best mark in Bulgaria/ for all of her subjects - Bulgarian Language and Literature, English, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Art, Music, IT, and Sports. We're all so proud of her doing so well again!!!:)))

Speaking of Minnie, in June came the results of the third part of the Ancient Languages Competition and she had done great again - she was third among all the 9 graders!!!:))) 

We had another lovely surprise in the last week of June - my mother-in-law had taken a puppy!!!:))) The kids were soooo excited!!!!:))) We drove them both to Karlovo on Saturday evening /June 30th/ and they simply fell in love with the puppy!!!:) They named him /or her/ Vicky...:)

The kids will stay in Karlovo the whole month of July as hubby and I still need to work... We miss them a lot, but we're also enjoying our time as a couple as every year at this time...:))) Besides, we know that the kids are well and happy, and this is the most important thing!!!;)

I saw only two movies in June - 'History of the World - Part 1' /I *loved* Mel Brooks' 'Robin Hood: Men in Thights', so had high expectations for this movie too... Sadly it wasn't anything special...:(/ and 'Wrath of the Titans' /definitely not as good nor interesting as 'Clash of the Titans', but still fun to watch...:)/.